I recently got back from a trip to Georgia – as in Georgia the country, not the state in the US. Georgia has rich volcanic soil, which means the country has amazing fruits and vegetables with a rich flavor that you won’t find with hydroponically-produced produce. One of the most amazing recipes I ate while in Georgia was boiled spinach with walnuts, or pkhali.
Yes, I realize that boiled spinach doesn’t exactly sound exciting. But, trust me, this spinach recipe is amazing and will convert over any “vegetable haters”. Georgians put walnuts on everything (like in this eggplant and walnut recipe), and the walnuts give the spinach a rich, satisfying taste and great texture. Walnuts are also a great source of Omega 3, so they will make your hair and skin look awesome. Most of us can probably also use some more greens in our lives, especially as a vegan source of iron and calcium. You can also use other types of greens in place of the spinach, such as kale, beet greens, or (my favorite) nettles.Print
Work found at http://georgianrecipes.net/2013/11/14/spinach-pkhali/ / CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)